Category Archives: Library

Free-of-charge book lending service in Al Ain

Join the Al Ain free book lending google group:

http://groups.google.com/group/alainbookclub

Gulf News story

Free-of-charge book lending service attracts many readers in Al Ain

By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief
Published: November 06, 2008, 23:23

Al Ain: Two expatriate women have pooled their efforts to promote the reading habit, offering hundreds of books to readers through an online booking reading club.

The free-of-charge book lending service has attracted dozens of people in the city with some of them now also willing to share their personal libraries for the community service.

Stephanie Shimko, an American teacher, and Humairah Irfan, a Pakistani IT professional, are even spending money from their own pockets on taxi fares to reach a book dispensing point. “This is our way of returning something we can to the society,” said Shimko and Humairah.

Full Gulf News story

New Library in Dubai

I love libraries! Here is the link to the under construction Dubai Municipality library website : www.libraries.ae (a bookmark might be useful in the future).

Dubai – New library is unveiled

Dubai – Dubai Municipality yesterday opened a new dhs10.4 million library in Al Towar. Mohammed Jassim Al Eraidi, head of Public Libraries Section at the municipality, said the new building, the seventh library in the city, covers 2,300 square metres and contains nearly 18,000 books.

http://www.7days.ae/showstory.php?id=51938

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